October 20, 2011 |
Three US Airways employees at Philadelphia International Airport have been fired, and a number of others disciplined, for selling their employer-issued "buddy" passes for a profit on flights between Philadelphia and Tel Aviv, Israel. The FBI and the U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia are investigating, US Airways spokesman Todd Lehmacher said. The three employees fired were a US Airways manager, a fleet service agent, and a customer service agent, Lehmacher said. "Several employees were involved in a fraudulent ticket scheme that involved using employee travel benefits to and from Tel Aviv," he said.
October 4, 2011 |
Randy Schulz and Brett Goldman will head to Tel Aviv next month to try to lure Israeli clean-technology companies to the Philadelphia region. Enabling their trip is a collaboration among the state, a local economic-development marketing agency, and an airline in an effort unique enough that participants decided Monday to break the secrecy characteristic of such business scouting missions. "We don't always broadcast what we're doing," said Tom Morr, president and chief executive of Select Greater Philadelphia, which markets the region elsewhere.
September 4, 2011 |
TEL AVIV, Israel - More than 400,000 Israelis poured into streets across the country Saturday night, Israeli media estimated, in a show of strength behind a social protest movement that has rocked the country for two months. The demonstrations in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, and elsewhere against Israel's high cost of living, its housing crisis, and distorted distribution of wealth marked the high point - so far - of a summerlong grassroots protest movement that has ballooned from a few tents in Tel Aviv to a nationwide phenomenon that has delivered Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government its most serious domestic crisis.
June 26, 2011
Up-and-Coming Shopping Districts Need some new stuff? Here's ShermansTravel.com's list of some on-the-rise shopping areas (check out No. 8): 1. Central District Hong Kong 2. Colonia Roma Mexico City 3. HaTachana Tel Aviv, Israel 4. La Candelaria Bogotá, Colombia 5. Palermo Hollywood Buenos Aires, Argentina 6. Monti Rome 7. Nakameguro Tokyo 8. Northern Liberties Philadelphia 9. Rue Tiquetonne Paris 10. Shoreditch London SOURCE: Houston Chronicle
November 20, 2009 |
Temple Judea Museum has outdone itself with its latest exhibit, "Tel Aviv: A Love Story at 100. " There are hundreds of things to see, the result of a special trip abroad to gather research material and historic photos. Such abundance might prompt you to plan two visits - just to look closely without rushing. Tel Aviv is the first Jewish city, founded on sand dunes in 1909. For most Israelis, it's the heart of their nation, very big, the ultramodern embodiment of Zionism's urban vision of a new Jewish city on the sea. Presentations of various facets of life in this thriving metropolis engage in a kind of interplay in this show, giving our understanding of Tel Aviv a new dimension.
August 26, 2009 |
Temple reached overseas to add a power forward for this basketball season, signing 6-foot-8 Carmel Bouchman of Israel to a scholarship. Bouchman played at Irani Tet school in Tel Aviv. He joins Rahlir Jefferson, a 6-6 guard out of Chester High, and Khalif Wyatt, a 6-3 guard out of Norristown High, in the Owls' 2009 recruiting class. "Carmel is quality young man from a good family who also is a gifted basketball player," Temple coach Fran Dunphy said. "He is a great addition to our program.
July 3, 2009 |
If a prize were given for who came the farthest to be on US Airways Group Inc.'s inaugural flight to Tel Aviv, Israel, Rabbi David Glickman and his family would win. The rabbi from Maui, Hawaii, his wife, Jody, and their three young children flew standby, first to Phoenix and then here, to get on Philadelphia's first nonstop daily Flight 796 to Israel. "We made it!" he said Wednesday night, waiting to board. "We feel blessed. " The flight pushed away from the gate at 9:15 p.m. Wednesday and arrived 12 hours later - at 4:28 p.m. Tel Aviv time - after being delayed by thunderstorms here.
April 29, 2009 |
The heat poured down onto Love Park, where the twenty-four young Israelis from Migdalei Tel Aviv (The Towers of Tel Aviv) whirled about in front of the lunchtime crowd, singing and celebrating their country's independence and their hometown's birthday. The eight- through 10th-grade performers came from Tel Aviv, Philadelphia's sister city, as part of 10-day trip to the region. The Tel Aviv parents and students paid for the flights and spending money, and the Jewish Federation paid for other costs in the United States.
August 20, 2008 |
US Airways Group Inc. will begin flying to the Middle East with year-round service between Philadelphia and Tel Aviv, Israel, next July. The Tempe, Ariz., carrier said it would offer one daily nonstop flight and begin service July 2, subject to approval by the U.S. Department of Transportation and Israeli officials. Philadelphia's dominant airline will use new longer-range Airbus 330-200 aircraft, with a capacity for more than 250 passengers, that are scheduled for delivery in the spring.